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The results are in for the most Instagrammed food in the UK, and it’s not what you think.

Our Insta feeds are usually full of delectable burgers, homemade pasta, and gluten-free treats, but surprisingly, none of these made the cut.


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And even though basic bitches are constantly snapping the perfect angles of their overpriced eggs benedict smothered in hollandaise sauce beside their bottomless mimosas, brunch food did not make the top slot either.


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So what did?

Curry dishes were reported as the number one food to flood Instagram’s feed, according to data analysis done by Stay in Cornwall.

The delicious, Asian dish was followed by avocado, fish and chips, and Yorkshire pudding.

We were shocked that curry overtook avocado in the ranking, since the green fruit has been all the rage recently.

Avocado BLTs, avocado salads, avocado toast – even avocado ice cream has taken over the Internet, dominating millennials diets all over social media.


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Nevertheless, bowls of spicy Jalfrezi and Madras soaking over rice have won the popular Insta vote, with over double the amount of avocado pics posted this past year.

The rest of the photogenic foods ranked as followed:

  1. Curry – 551,701

  2. Avocado – 271,789

  3. Fish and chips – 63,856

  4. Yorkshire pudding – 51,556

  5. Cream tea – 45,189

  6. Sausage roll – 29,113

  7. Trifle – 11,359

  8. Chip butty – 9,121

  9. Cornish pasty – 6,393

  10. Beef Wellington – 2,432

There is undoubtedly some bang-on hangover foods here like fish and chips, sausage rolls, and chip butties.


When chip butties are life 

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For real though, if you come home locked after a sesh and don’t eat crisps or chips on buttered bread, then you’re not living your best life.


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It seems the UK’s current guilty pleasure is late-night, curry takeaways, and we wonder what it will be next year.

Perhaps avocado will take the lead, but until then keep calm and curry on.


You can think twice if you think your love for grilled cheese is just a random quirk!

Apparently, our food habits say a lot about who we are, with subtle differences in taste dictated by our upbringing. 

Scientists are increasingly linking our food preferences with our personality traits, so if you want to find out what your love for chocolate means, read on:

If you love grilled cheese…

You're seductive, charitable and worldly. 

Research carried out by dating site, Skout, quizzed 4,600 people on their diet, bedroom habits and lifestyle and what they found out was quite interesting.

The survey found that 81 percent of cheese lovers donate time, money or food to those in need. And 84 percent enjoy travelling compared to only 78 percent of people who don't like cheese. 

And if you love a cheddar toastie in the evening, it also means you have a good time in the bedroom! They discovered that 73 percent of cheesy people have sex at least once a month, compared to only 63 percent of non-cheese lovers. 


If you love chocolate…

You're selfless and good-natured.

A study carried out by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that people with a sweet tooth tend to have sweeter dispositions.

The research found that those who like chocolate are more likely to volunteer to help another person. They're also more agreeable and even-tempered than those without a sweet tooth.


If you love pepperoni pizza…

You're extroverted and argumentative

A survey from the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation tested 500 adults on their preferred pizza topping. 

The results found that people who like pepperoni on their pizza thrive when they're the centre of attention and are more likely to be extrovert than those who like other toppings.

They are also more likely to be argumentative and procrastinators, while those who like chicken as a topping are likely to be driven, assertive and competitive. 


If you love curry…

You're a risk-taker.

Research by the University of Grenoble found that people who like spicy food are more likely to be financial, sexual and behavioural risk-takers. 

Spice-lovers are also seen to be daring and adventurous and prove to work better in intense situations. 


If you love ice-cream…

You're impulsive and idealistic.

If you're partial to vanilla ice-cream, you're likely to be dynamic and idealistic.

Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation used various tests to determine that ice-cream lovers are impulsive and rely on intuition more than logic. They are also seen as more emotionally expressive and work better in close relationships. 


Here's the scenario: You are the world's ultimate foodie (in your own right) and you just so happen to win the lottery tomorrow. Of course you would tour the world to eat at the best restaurants and have the most extravagant dishes. What foodie wouldn't, after all. 

All you need is a plane ticket and ALL of your cash, because believe us, with the prices of these dishes, your money will be gone in no time.

Here is a list of the world's most expensive food:


The most expensive burgers

The most expensive burger in the world is from Serendipity 3, New York and sells for $295 (which is just under €270). It is made with white truffle butter-infused Japanese Wagyu beef, topped with James Montgomery cheddar cheese, black truffles and a fried quail egg.

It’s served on a gold-dusted roll spread with white truffle butter and topped with a blini, crème fraiche and caviar. If that isn't good enough, it is also served with a solid-gold tooth pick. 


The most expensive curry

The Samundari Khanzana (meaning seafood treasure), contains Devon crab, white truffle, Beluga caviar, gold leaf, a Scottish lobster coated in gold and four quail eggs.

It can be found in Bombay Brasserie, London and comes in at an astonishing £2,040, which is about €2,900. 


The most expensive dessert

We're back to Serendipity 3 in New York with the world's most expensive dessert. You won't believe the price of it – $25,000 (€23,000). Yep… We're lost for words too. The luxury desert is an ice cream sundae and contains a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive in the world.

It is decorated with edible gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. Wow. And if that wasn't enough there is also a 18 carat gold bracelet for you at the bottom. 


The most expensive bagel 

This bagel would be a real breakfast treat. It is made with white truffle cream cheese, goji berry-infused riesling jelly and gold leaf. The bagel is available in The Westin New York and costs $1,000 (€905). 


The most expensive ham

The most expensive ham comes from The Food Hall in Selfridges, London. The 6.8kg ham costs £1,700 (€2,400). It comes from pigs that were only fed acorns and roots to give them a distinctive flavour.

The ham is then cured for three years before being put in a handmade wooden box with an apron handmade by a Spanish tailor. Fancy pants.


Finally, a good reason to not feel guilty about a mid-week take away!

The latest research from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences is saying that those of us partial to a spicy curry once or twice, or even three times, a week are living longer than those who don’t eat spicy food.

People who eat spicy favourites like tikka masala, jalfrezi or vindaloo are 10 per cent less likely to die than those who don’t eat them as often.

Even better news if you have a serious thing for curry because those who snacked on some spicy treats daily had a 14% lower risk of death.

The study was the largest of its kind and the results have also indicated that people who eat spicy foods regularly are in the receiving end of various health benefits. So basically, forget about cooking tonight, you can absolutely indulge in at least once dinner out a week, right?

Apparently regular spice eaters are less likely to die if they were suffering from diabetes, cancer, heart disease or respiratory disease.

The study was conducted using “observational” methods. Which makes us wonder if they need volunteers for a repeat study? We would be open to that for sure.

The bioactive ingredient in spices, capsaicin, is thought to be an anti-obesity, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory wonder spice.

However, some positives from the spice could be erased if people drank alcohol and reduced their exercise.

Thank you science.


After years of dominating the tastebuds of the Irish through their takeaways and ready meals, Bombay Pantry has now been officially recognised as a powerhouse for flavour.

In what is known as the “Oscars of food”, the Great Taste Awards are the benchmark for quality food in Ireland and the UK.

In the most recent awards, Bombay Pantry won three stars for its dishes – with each star signifying a “virtually faultless food”. The three winning dishes were Bombay Chicken Curry, Butter Chicken Masala and the Butter Masala sauce.

In contrast to most takeaways, Bombay Pantry pride themselves on their healthy food. It has no MSG, no preservatives and 99% of the food is gluten free. The 1% are the obviously wheaty things, like naan bread. They also have a superfood and a paleo section. Yum.

And now we're hungry.


If you’re feeling the effects of the weekend then this curry will help you.

The paste is packed full of fresh and fragrant ingredients that have great healing properties.

What you’ll need: 

The green paste

  • 5 green small chilli peppers
  • 1 small shallot
  • 2 stalks of lemongrass
  • Handful of coriander
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp nam pla (fish sauce)
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coconut palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger

The curry

  • Assortment of fresh veg: broccoli, peas, mangetout, baby corn, carrots, kale etc.
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Basil, to serve

What you’ll need to do: 

  1. Place all of the curry ingredients into a food processor and blend to a paste.
  2. Steam the veg until vibrant but not soft.
  3. In a saucepan, add 1 tbsp oil and heat. Add the paste.
  4. When the paste begins to release it’s fragrance, add the can of coconut milk.
  5. When it has heated, add the veg and cook until tender.
  6. Sprinkle with some chopped basil and serve with jasmine rice.

It may seem like there are a lot of ingredients in this but these are mostly cupboard essentials like spices that you will have anyway so don’t worry! It is one of the fastest and cheapest curries to throw together and you will find yourself making it again and again after a long day at college or work.

What you’ll need:

  • 100g red lentils, washed and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp butter/olive oil
  • Vegetable stock
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 med onion, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 red chilli, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

What you’ll need to do: 

  1. In a saucepan, heat the butter or the oil and add the ginger, chilli, onion and garlic.
  2. Allow to soften slightly and all of the spices, heating to release their aroma.
  3. Add the washed lentils and combine with the flavours for about 3-4 mins.
  4. Cover the lentils with the veg stock and place the lid on. Cook over medium heat until the lentils have softened.
  5. For the last 10-15 mins of cooking, remove the lid allow the daal to thicken for a nice curry consistency. Add more stock if the lentils aren’t softening or it seems dry.
  6. Garnish with the fresh coriander and serve with some fluffy rice or naan bread.